Directing Dramatic Film

Date, instructor and description updated from printed brochure
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

This two-part intensive workshop will introduce you to the process of directing a project on any scale. The workshop covers practical aspects of directing such as casting, locations, storyboards, rehearsals, telling a story with pictures, the psychology of composition, moving the camera, screen direction, eye-lines and the axis, shooting schedule, on set protocol, and other production concerns. Participants will break down a scene from a film script and compare it with how the film’s director actually shot it. Various film clips will also be shown to illustrate the key points of directing.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking and Camera Theory workshops are recommended as prerequisites.



Shane Belcourt is an award-winning Métis filmmaker, writer, and musician based in Toronto. His debut feature film, Tkaronto, has played many international film festivals, winning the Best Director prize at the 2008 Dreamspeakers Film Festival and 2008 Talking Stick Film Festival, along with being nationally distributed in theatres across Canada. Shane has made a variety of short films that have been shown on national television and various film festivals. Alongside the dramatic work, Shane continues to make documentary films as a director and cinematographer.